Local businesses restocking shelves
For many local businesses, getting back to business means restocking the shelves. The blackout forced many local delicatessens, restaurants and grocery stores to dump their perishable goods down the drain. They've spent the past two-days resupplying.The blackout left Ron Gagstette, the owner of Picchione Dairy in Wilton, taking orders quicker than he could fill them. His dairy usually makes around 50 deliveries per day, but on Friday he made 80. One of his customers is Diamond Deli in Wilton, where the blackout dealt a big blow. They had to throw away all of their milk and cream. Luckily for Diamond Deli, Gagsetter's was there on Saturday restocking their shelves.Gagstetter's dairy products stayed fresh because he has a generator. He said it saved 400 gallons of milk, 40 cases of eggs and about 400-pounds of butter. He says a $2,500 generator kept him from losing about $15,000 worth of goods.